Baked Fresh Cod with Ritz Cracker Gremolata Crumbs

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Baked Fresh Cod with Ritz Cracker Gremolata Crumbs
Patricia Stagich

This healthy and flavorful dish incorporates Ritz Crackers for an added crunch.

4
Servings
424
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 2 Pounds fresh cod fillets
  • 6 Tablespoons olive oil
  • Juice of large lemon
  • 1/2 Cup white wine
  • 3 garlic cloves, crushed and peeled
  • 1/2 Cup crushed Ritz Crackers
  • Zest of large lemon
  • 1 Tablespoon chopped parsley
  • 1/2 Teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/4 Teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • Fresh lemon slices, for serving

Directions

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.

Lightly salt the fish on both sides,  Pour 3 tablespoons of the olive oil, lemon juice, white wine and 1/4 teaspoon salt into the baking dish and whisk together well.

Drop in the garlic cloves, and stir with the dressing.  Lay the fillets in the dish, turn them around and swish them in the dressing so both sides are moistened.

Toss the bread crumbs in a bowl with lemon zest, parsley, oregano, red pepper flakes and 1/2 teaspoon salt.  Drizzle with the remaining 3 tablespoons olive oil, and toss the crumbs well until evenly moistened.

Spoon the seasoned bread crumbs on top of the fillets in a light, even layer.

Bake uncovered, until the crumbs are crisp and golden and fish is cooked through, about 15 to 20 minutes.

Cod Shopping Tip

A fresh fish should not smell fishy nor have milky, opaque eyes; it should have bright red gills, firm flesh, and a tight anal cavity.

Cod Cooking Tip

Whole fish should be stored upright in ice in the refrigerator.

Cod Wine Pairing

Most white wines (especially albariño) and rosé with most fish dishes. Muscadet, sancerre, or New Zealand sauvignon blanc with cold fish dishes; chardonnay, pinot gris/grigio, or pinot blanc with grilled or roasted fish; sauvignon blanc or gewürztraminer with baked fish; grüner veltliner with fish pâté; vintage or non-vintage champagne or sparkling wine with light fish dishes; fino or manzanilla with small fried fish; junmai, junmai-ginjo, or junmai-daiginjo with teriyaki fish.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
24g
36%
Sugar
0.9g
N/A
Saturated Fat
4g
18%
Cholesterol
98mg
33%
Protein
41g
82%
Carbs
7g
2%
Vitamin A
34µg
4%
Vitamin B12
2µg
34%
Vitamin B6
0.6mg
30.1%
Vitamin C
4mg
7%
Vitamin D
2µg
1%
Vitamin E
5mg
24%
Vitamin K
33µg
41%
Calcium
58mg
6%
Fiber
0.3g
1.4%
Folate (food)
19µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
27µg
7%
Folic acid
4µg
N/A
Iron
2mg
9%
Magnesium
77mg
19%
Monounsaturated
15g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
5mg
26%
Phosphorus
490mg
70%
Polyunsaturated
4g
N/A
Potassium
978mg
28%
Riboflavin (B2)
0.2mg
10.4%
Sodium
195mg
8%
Thiamin (B1)
0.2mg
14.3%
Zinc
1mg
8%

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